Volume 3 | April, 2018
Message from the Chair--April, 2018
Greetings, Fellow Democrats,

In a little over one month, we will participate in an important election, probably one of the most important in recent memory. We will elect federal representatives for the Senate and House, determine our statewide front-runners for Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Supreme Court. We will also vote on Issue 1, a congressional redistricting reform amendment that would create a process for future redistricting [Gerrymandering] to be adopted with bipartisan support. The goal of this legislation is to have local communities (municipalities and counties) stay together which should result in Congressional district boundaries being more compact. Support for Issue 1 is endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party.  For a list of all ODP endorsements, click  HERE .
“We’re also proud to back Issue 1, which would not have become a reality without the hard work of grassroots activists from across the state who collected hundreds of thousands of petition signatures for the Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio campaign. Their activism pushed Statehouse Republicans to take action on an issue that has poisoned Ohio and national politics for decades. We encourage all Ohioans to vote this May in favor of Issue 1,” said ODP Chairman, David Pepper.
State Senators, State Representatives and County-wide candidates, including Judges, County Council and the County Executive will also be on the ballot. There are also over 900 Central Committee [Precinct] candidates on local ballots as well. When it comes down to Election Day, May 8, 2018, it is clear that ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL. We are working hard to elect Democrats, especially the Endorsed Democrats. Click  HERE   to review the Cuyahoga County Endorsed Democrats.
Issue 9 , the Health and Human Service Renewal levy is also on the ballot. You can find more information about the levy  HERE .
During my visits to Democratic Clubs around the county, I am excited to see the enthusiasm about this upcoming election. Spreading the word about voting in the midterm election to your family, friends and neighbors is critical as we strive to increase voter turnout.
We will continue to engage the electorate by registering new voters, promoting a robust vote by mail program, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities and supporting endorsed candidates. Additionally, we participated in several youth voter registration activities in High Schools throughout the County as well as the March For our Lives event. If you would like to become one of our Voting Volunteers, please contact  hsheehan@cuydem.com .
We also plan to at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to pass out our Official Sample Ballot during In-Person voting hours. Click  HERE  to sign up.

In Democracy,
Shontel Brown, Chair
Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
ANNUAL DINNER SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018 Click HERE to purchase tickets
We will continue our Central Committee/Precinct Training for any current Precinct member and any candidate who is on the May 8 th  ballot. There has been some confusion about an unauthorized agent promoting training sessions and we want to encourage candidates to join us for the OFFICIAL TRAINING by the Cuyahoga County Democrats.

April 11, 2018 from 5:30-7PM  at HQ 3615 Superior Avenue Ste 4401A [on-street parking available]

April 16, 2018 from 5:30-7PM  at HQ 3615 Superior Avenue Ste 4401A [on-street parking available]

April 19, 2018 from 5:30-7PM  at HQ 3615 Superior Avenue Ste 4401A [ on-street parking available]
Upcoming Events
Join us with special guests Congressman Joseph Crowley, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and Ohio’s own, Congressman Tim Ryan for an evening celebrating our Bicentennial year. We look forward to seeing you!

The Annual Dinner  is April 22, 2018 at the Hilton, Downtown. Tickets are $200 each. You can order tickets  HERE  

email  info@democracyadvisors.net  for more information.
Want to be a volunteer helping pass out the CCDP Sample Ballot with the Endorsed Democrat? Click HERE to schedule a day and time to Stand with Dems. You can pick up the Sample Ballot at HQ [36th and Superior-under the blue awning] M-F 9:30-4PM.
Vote by Mail Program/Absentee Voting begins April 10, 2018. Click HERE to download an application.

Click HERE for In-Person Voting at the Board of Elections